Samuel F. Church (1879-1917), Architect
Samuel Church was born on May 18, 1879 in Fairmont, Nebraska, to Andrew and Susan Church. In his short lifetime, Church was an architect and delineator experienced in patent and commercial drawing, initially working in Lincoln. He spent eight years working in California, eighteen months of which he worked for the architectural department of the Panama-Pacific Exposition. While in California, Church contracted typhoid fever, recovering, but falling ill again and eventually dying of the sickness in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, at age 38.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Lincoln, Nebraska, 1903
Educational & Professional Associations
ca. 1907-1915: with architectural firms in California.
ca. 1914-1915: architectural department, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco.
ca. 1916: Samuel F. Church, Architect, Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
Purportedly worked on Panama-Pacific Exposition.
1. Information from Otto Klima, Lincoln; NSHS Photo Collections, house at 1910 G .
2. “Obituary,” Lincoln Journal-Star (April 15, 1917), 2.
3. “Deaths,” Lincoln Star (March 20, 1917), 2.
D. Murphy, “Samuel F. Church (1879-1917), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, June 15, 2011. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 1, 2020.
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